This year, Canada History Week highlights stories of Indigenous leadership, languages, and cultures. The topics covered in this magazine, the videos, and the accompanying learning tool barely begin to scratch the surface of Indigenous history, but we hope they can be used as a starting point for learning more about diverse histories of Indigenous peoples in Canada.

The week will encourage Canadians to reflect upon and engage with Canada’s past. In doing so, we hope to help Canadians better understand the need for reconciliation in the present, and to encourage us all to work together for a better shared future.